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BPEL PM and OSB Operational Management with Oracle Enterprise Manager 10g Grid Control

Book Description

Manage the operational tasks for multiple BPEL and OSB environments centrally

  • Monitor and manage all components of your SOA environment from a central location

  • Save time and increase efficiency by automating all the day-to-day operational tasks associated with the SOA environment

  • Step-by-step exercises to set up the framework to effectively manage Oracle SOA products

  • Packed with real-world use cases and detailed explanations

  • In Detail

    In the SOA world, managing distributed services and service infrastructures is critical. Oracle Enterprise Manager – an all-encompassing management product – facilitates increased management capabilities for databases, application servers, and packaged applications. BPEL PM and OSB are two compelling, market leading products that are driving Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) implementation across enterprises.

    There is a lack of clarity around real-world operational use cases that would help operational administrators in their day-to-day tasks. Further, the documentation available online does not provide much information on administering BPEL PM and OSB with Enterprise Manager Grid Control efficiently.

    This book will help you set up the framework for managing operational tasks from a central location using Oracle Enterprise Manager Grid Control in a step-by-step functional approach. You will learn to automate various operational tasks that are essential for the smooth running of Oracle SOA products in production, thus increasing the efficiency of your SOA projects.

    This book shows how top-drawer management capabilities from Oracle Enterprise Manager Grid Control can be used to effectively manage your Oracle SOA environment. You start by discovering one or more BPEL and OSB components centrally. The book then explains how to monitor BPEL processes and OSB services, and how to get alerts on service availability and performance problems. It covers the management of BPEL and OSB infrastructure components and how to manage their configurations in a central repository. It follows a hands-on approach, showing you how to use an automated approach for deploying BPEL processes and OSB projects.

    By the end of this book, you will have learned several techniques to set up a framework that will help you manage your SOA environment from a central location.

    A step-by-step guide to using Enterprise Manager Grid Control to automate common operational tasks essential for the smooth running of Oracle SOA products such as BPEL Process Manager and Oracle Service Bus

    Table of Contents

    1. BPEL PM and OSB Operational Management with Oracle Enterprise Manager 10g Grid Control
      1. BPEL PM and OSB Operational Management with Oracle Enterprise Manager 10g Grid Control
      2. Credits
      3. About the Author
      4. About the Reviewers
      5. Preface
        1. Who this book is for
        2. What you should find in the book
        3. What you won’t find
        4. What this book covers
          1. I: BPEL Management
          2. II: SOA Suite Management
          3. III: WebLogic and Oracle Service Bus Management
        5. What you need for this book
        6. Conventions
        7. Reader feedback
        8. Customer support
          1. Errata
          2. Piracy
          3. Questions
      6. 1. Grid Control, BPEL, and OSB Overview
        1. Grid Control
          1. Architecture and deployment
          2. Installing Grid Control
          3. Home page
        2. Oracle BPEL Process Manager overview
        3. Oracle SOA Suite overview
        4. Oracle Service Bus overview
        5. Summary
      7. 2. Discovering BPEL PM
        1. Support for managing BPEL PM
        2. BPEL PM target discovery
          1. Navigating to application servers
          2. Discovering a BPEL PM target
          3. Navigating to the BPEL PM target home page
          4. Configuring a BPEL PM target
        3. Summary
      8. 3. BPEL Process Monitoring
        1. Challenges
        2. Solution
        3. Step-by-step exercises
          1. Navigating to the BPEL PM target home page
          2. Navigating to the BPEL process home page
          3. Creating a SOAP test to monitor a partner link
          4. Creating a SOAP test to monitor a BPEL process
          5. Testing the SOAP tests
        4. Summary
      9. 4. BPEL Infrastructure Management
        1. Challenges
        2. Solution
        3. Step-by-step exercises
          1. Creating the BPEL infrastructure service
          2. Viewing the BPEL infrastructure service
          3. Viewing system alerts and policies
          4. Viewing configuration changes
          5. Viewing key system metrics
          6. Viewing administration tasks
          7. Viewing system components
          8. Viewing the system dashboard
        4. Summary
      10. 5. BPEL Service-Level Management
        1. Challenges
        2. Solution
        3. Step-by-step exercises
          1. Viewing the BPEL process availability service
          2. Adding service performance metrics
          3. Setting service-level expectation (availability)
          4. Viewing the service availability definition
          5. Viewing the BPEL infrastructure service
          6. Adding infrastructure performance metrics
          7. Adding infrastructure usage metrics
          8. Setting service-level expectation (infrastructure)
          9. Viewing the infrastructure availability definition
          10. Viewing the BPEL process aggregate service
          11. Viewing the aggregate service availability definition
          12. Adding aggregate service performance and usage metrics
          13. Setting service-level expectation (aggregate service)
        4. Summary
      11. 6. BPEL Services Dashboard
        1. Challenges
        2. Solution
        3. Step-by-step exercises
          1. Navigating to the Reports tab
          2. Creating an SOA services dashboard
          3. Viewing the SOA services dashboard
        4. Summary
      12. 7. BPEL Deployment Automation
        1. Challenges
        2. Solution
        3. Step-by-step exercises
          1. Viewing the Software Library
          2. Uploading BPEL suitcases to the Software Library
          3. Viewing the BPEL process provisioning deployment procedure
          4. Scheduling BPEL suitcase deployment
          5. Viewing the status of the scheduled deployment
          6. Viewing the deployed processes
        4. Summary
      13. 8. BPEL Configuration Management
        1. Challenges
        2. Solution
        3. Step-by-step exercises
          1. Navigating to BPEL target configuration management
            1. Viewing the last collected configuration
            2. Saving a configuration snapshot to the repository
          2. Navigating to Oracle Application Server configuration management
            1. Viewing last collected configuration
            2. Saving a configuration snapshot to the repository
          3. Making changes to the BPEL environment
          4. Making changes to the Oracle Application Server environment
          5. Comparing the current BPEL configuration with a saved baseline
          6. Comparing BPEL process versions for the same process
          7. Comparing the current Oracle Application Server configuration with a saved baseline
          8. Viewing application server target comparison results with a saved baseline
        4. Summary
      14. 9. SOA Suite Cloning
        1. Challenges
        2. Solution
        3. Step-by-step exercises
          1. Adding an Oracle Application Server Cluster to Grid Control
          2. Stopping application server processes
          3. Creating a component in the Grid Control Software Library
          4. Cloning Oracle Application Server and SOA applications
        4. Validating a newly created cluster
        5. Summary
      15. 10. Web Application Monitoring
        1. Challenges
        2. Solution
        3. Step-by-step exercises
          1. Creating a web application
          2. Recording a web transaction as a Service Test
          3. Adding Beacons to run the Service Test
          4. Adding performance and usage metrics
          5. Viewing web transaction playback
        4. Summary
      16. 11. Discovery of WebLogic and OSB targets
        1. Challenges
        2. Solution
        3. Step-by-step exercises
          1. Adding a WebLogic domain target
          2. Navigating to the OSB target home page
        4. Summary
      17. 12. OSB Deployment Automation
        1. Challenges
        2. Solution
        3. Step-by-step exercise
          1. Viewing the Software Library
          2. Uploading projects to the Software Library
          3. Viewing the project deployment procedure
          4. Scheduling project deployment
        4. Summary
      18. 13. OSB Proxy and Business Service Monitoring
        1. Challenges
        2. Solution
        3. Step-by-step exercises
          1. Creating an OSB Infrastructure Service
          2. Navigating to the OSB proxy service home page
          3. Creating the OSB proxy aggregate service
          4. Creating a SOAP test to monitor an OSB proxy service endpoint
          5. Creating a SOAP test to monitor an OSB business service endpoint
          6. Testing the SOAP tests
        4. Summary
      19. 14. WebLogic and OSB Configuration Management
        1. Challenges
        2. Solution
        3. Step-by-step exercises
          1. Viewing a WebLogic managed server configuration
          2. Saving a managed server configuration snapshot
          3. Viewing and saving an OSB configuration
          4. Comparing the current OSB configuration with a saved baseline
          5. Comparing the current managed server configuration with a saved baseline
        4. Summary